How to fix: svn: error: The subversion command line tools are no longer provided by Xcode

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As I was getting ready to do my first svn check in today – I got an error that I had not seen yesterday: “svn: error: The subversion command line tools are no longer provided by Xcode” My operating system: macOS Catalina 10.15.3 Apple’s documentation on how to fix this: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos_release_notes/macos_catalina_10_15_release_notes The solution: Open: The Terminal App Type: xcode-select –install After the install is complete – run your commands as you did before the error

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Google Drive: View Files Largest to Smallest

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While doing some spring cleaning (mentioned yesterday) – I decided I needed to go through my files on my Google Driveā„¢. One of the most helpful things: listing all my files from largest to smallest. I found I had some really old (And large) files that I will never need again. How to list files from largest to smallest: Log into your Google account Go to this URL: https://drive.google.com/drive/quota Remember – if you decided to delete your files – make sure you empty your trash to ensure they are truly gone. Follow-up Having the ability to see the size of… Read More »

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Don’t be a tech hoarder!

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Spring cleaning is not only for your home and garage. Every once and awhile I try and do some tech spring cleaning in order to keep things as organized and simple as possible. I highly recommend you do the same. So what all goes into my spring cleaning? Applications: There was that one application you needed to open that one file from your friend…now that you have not touched it in months or years – get rid of it. Email: Do you hang on to all those flyers that show up in your physical mailbox? Exactly. Make searching easier by… Read More »

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Disable the Cache in Safari 11

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With Safari 11 – we lost the “Disable Cache” in the Safari Developer menu. If you are a developer – you know this comes in handy when debugging any CSS/JS changes. After spending a few days frustrated – it was time to find a solution so I could disable the cache (permanently). If you are looking for the same solution – look no further. Using the command line: rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari ; echo > ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari That will remove the current cache forever and replace it with a file (not used to do any caching). You are welcome.

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Fix for Bold Fonts Looking Bolder in Chrome

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If you noticed your fonts in Chrome looking more bold in Chrome than Safari – there is an easy fix. Add this in to your stylesheet (body or specific CSS class/ID): Example: h1 {-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;} You can see the difference: Before: After:

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Mac OS 10.2.2 SSH Keys Passphrase Help

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If you are like me and a few days ago – noticed that you were getting prompted for your passphrase when using your SSH keys (instead of using the keychain) – here is how you can make a small change to no longer enter your password each time: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/254468/macos-sierra-doesn-t-seem-to-remember-ssh-keys-between-reboots/264974#264974

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Add Bootstrap Button Classes to the WordPress Comment Form

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Looking to stylize that WordPress comment button on the WordPress comment form? Adding the correct classes needed to the comment form button are as easy as finding where comment_form() is called in your theme. In my cases – this is within the comments.php file. Once you find that – you just need to change comment_form() to: $args = array( ‘class_submit’ => ‘btn btn-default’, ); comment_form($args ) There are a number of modifications you can make to the comment form (changing button text, changing labels, adding notes, etc that you can make with the comment_form() function which are worth looking at… Read More »

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Add Bootstrap Classes to WordPress Widgets

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When creating your Bootstrap WordPress themes, you will notice the sidebar widgets (archives, categories, etc) which use dropdowns do not share the Bootstrap styling because there is no place easily accessible to add in the needed classes or CSS. Considering the options – here are two ways you can turn those default selects into something that matches the rest of your beautiful Bootstrap site. Add a filter in your functions.php file This is specific to the category dropdown. I was hoping we could use the same on the widget_categories_dropdown_args filter, but that is not possible as of WordPress 4.6. (see… Read More »

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Find Large Files in *NIX

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I recently ran into an issue where backups for a project were taking much more space than I thought they should. I figured there was a large error log somewhere – and sure enough I was able to easily find it with the following command: du -sh * That command du (disk usage) along with the options -sh (s = summarize, h = human readable) will then output something like this: 7.9M admin 700K api 1.4G delivery 4.0K error_log 44K images 4.0K index.php 4.0K robots.txt From there I can then see that the big disk space hog is in the… Read More »

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Best End of Day Ritual

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I found that I am most productive within the first 2 hours of each work day so at the end of each day I like to make sure I am set up for a successful tomorrow. One of most helpful things I have found over the past few years is to make a list for everything I need to accomplish for the next day. How to keep it real? I only use Post-It notes to make sure my list is reasonable and something I can accomplish. It is surprisingly satisfactory to cross things off the list. When things are really… Read More »

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